China defends WHO, says US decision to withdraw ‘another demonstration of pursuing unilateralism’

China  defended the World Health Organisation (WHO) and criticised the US decision to withdraw from the UN body on Wednesday.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move was “another demonstration of the US pursuing unilateralism, withdrawing from groups and breaking contracts”.

WHO is “the most authoritative and professional international institution in the field of global public health security,” Zhao said at a daily briefing.

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